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Sherman cyclists disappointed with Armstrong


SHERMAN -- Cyclists in Sherman tuned in for the first half of Oprah's big interview with Lance Armstrong, and they say they have mixed emotions about what they saw.

We caught up with a few members of the Texoma Cycling Club after an indoor ride this morning.

They say they were surprised to hear Armstrong admit to using drugs so early on in the interview. It was one of Oprah's first questions.

Overall, however, they feel Armstrong has still done more good than harm.

"I'm sad that he did that," Richard Chowning said. "I know it's prevalent in the sport. But I don't want to focus on that. He's done an awful lot for the sport of cycling. I doubt if I'd be riding if he had not done so well."

Some say they're not surprised Armstrong kept a tight lip about his fellow competitors, but say they were surprised by how much he revealed about his past drug use.

"It was like he came clean, which I think is good. I think it's important for him to get on with life and it looks like that's what he did and we'll wait and see what part two brings tonight," Charlie Jenkins, owner of Texoma Bicycle Works said.

The second half of Oprah's interview with Armstrong airs at 8:00pm CST on the OWN Network.